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Whats the difference

a Nobody did anything last night b Nobody did nothing last night

a Everybody was lazy (or inactive) last night b Everybody was busy (or active) last night
1 a b Our car has been robbed Our car has been stolen

a b

Angela tried to push her car to start it, but couldnt manage it Angela tried pushing her car to start it, but couldnt manage it

a b

The climbers, who reached the top, had a wonderful view of the valley The climbers who reached the top had a wonderful view of the valley

a b

Good heavens, Pip! You must have your shoes polished! Good heavens, Pip! You must have polished your shoes!

a b

Maureen wondered, Which umbrella would go best with my new macintosh?

Maureen wondered which umbrella would go best with my new macintosh

a b

They will arrive in time, I think. They will arrive on time, I think.

a b

The last thing the old man agreed to do was to make a will Making his will was the last thing the old man would agree to do

a b

Its warm enough to bathe today Its too warm to bathe today

a b

Elizabeth is a princess, all right! All right, Elizabeth is a princess!

10

a b

We walked all the way to their house only to find whether they had left. We walked all the way to their house only to find that they had left

11

a b

This news of Adrians is a bit worrying, isnt it? This news of Adrian is a bit worrying, isnt it?

12

a The lemon trees, which were given some of that new fertiliser, produced very good fruit b The lemon trees which were given some of the new fertiliser produced very good fruit

13

a At yesterdays meeting, the two senior directors, Mr Blake and Mr Conway, voted against our proposal. b At yesterdays meeting, the two senior directors, Mr Blake and Mr Conway voted against our proposal

14

a b

They treated him like a Head of State. They treated him as a Head of State.

15

a b

I know Vanessa would like to have come to your party. I know Vanessa would have liked to come to your party. John Millington-Ward Penguin

From: 100 useful exercises in English

Whats the difference


a Nobody did anything last night b Nobody did nothing last night

a Everybody was lazy (or inactive) last night b Everybody was busy (or active) last night
1 a b Our car has been robbed Our car has been stolen the contents has gone The car has gone

a b

Angela tried to push her car to start it, but couldnt manage it Couldnt push it Angela tried pushing her car to start it, but couldnt manage it Couldnt start it

a b

The climbers, who reached the top, had a wonderful view of the valley all The climbers who reached the top had a wonderful view of the valley some

a b

Good heavens, Pip! You must have your shoes polished! filthy shoes Good heavens, Pip! You must have polished your shoes! clean shoes

a b

Maureen wondered, Which umbrella would go best with my new macintosh?

Maureen wondered which umbrella would go best with my new macintosh

a b

They will arrive in time, I think. a little earlier They will arrive on time, I think. punctual

a b

The last thing the old man agreed to do was to make a will the last thing on a list Making his will was the last thing the old man would agree to do refused

a b

Its warm enough to bathe today can Its too warm not to bathe today must

a b

Elizabeth is a princess, all right! no doubt All right, Elizabeth is a princess! Why should I be interested

10

a b

We walked all the way to their house only to find whether they had left. in order to discover We walked all the way to their house only to find that they had left found to our disappointment

11

a b

This news of Adrians is a bit worrying, isnt it? Adrian brought This news of Adrian is a bit worrying, isnt it? about Adrian

12

a The lemon trees, which were given some of that new fertiliser, produced very good fruit all b The lemon trees which were given some of the new fertiliser produced very good fruit some

13

a At yesterdays meeting, the two senior directors, Mr Blake and Mr Conway, voted against our proposal. 2 people b At yesterdays meeting, the two senior directors, Mr Blake and Mr Conway voted against our proposal 4 people

14

a b

They treated him like a Head of State. not really They treated him as a Head of State. He is

15

a b

I know Vanessa would like to have come to your party. is sorry now I know Vanessa would have liked to come to your party. was sorry at the time

1 a

Our car has been robbed

b Our car has been stolen 2 a Angela tried to push her car to start it, but couldnt manage it b Angela tried pushing her car to start it, but couldnt manage it 3 a The climbers, who reached the top, had a wonderful view of the valley b The climbers who reached the top had a wonderful view of the valley

4 a Good heavens, Pip! You must have your shoes polished! b Good heavens, Pip! You must have polished your shoes! 5 a Maureen wondered, Which umbrella would go best with my new macintosh? b Maureen wondered which umbrella would go best with my new macintosh

6 a They will arrive in time, I think. b They will arrive on time, I think. 7 a The last thing the old man agreed to do was to make a will b Making his will was the last thing the old man would agree to do 8 a Its warm enough to bathe today b Its too warm to bathe today 9 a Elizabeth is a princess, all right! b All right, Elizabeth is a princess!

10 a We walked all the way to their house only to find whether they had left. b We walked all the way to their house only to find that they had left 11 a This news of Adrians is a bit worrying, isnt it? b This news of Adrian is a bit worrying, isnt it? 12 a The lemon trees, which were given some of that new fertiliser, produced very good fruit b The lemon trees which were given some of the new fertiliser produced very good fruit

13 a At yesterdays meeting, the two senior directors, Mr Blake and Mr Conway, voted against our proposal. b At yesterdays meeting, the two senior directors, Mr Blake and Mr Conway voted against our proposal 14 a They treated him like a Head of State. b They treated him as a Head of State. 15 a I know Vanessa would like to have come to your party. b I know Vanessa would have liked to come to your party

You mustnt tell a soul.

My lips are sealed.

Where shall I put my things?

Oh, just dump them anywhere.

Do you mind if I bring a friend?

No not at all, the more the merrier.

How shall we decide?

Lets toss for it.

Can I use your phone please?

Be my guest.

Sorry I cant make a bigger donation.

Thank you, every little helps.

Im sorry but it didnt work.

Back to square one then.

I need a decision soon.

Ill sleep on it and let you know.

Did you manage to catch the train?

Yes, by the skin of my teeth.

This restaurant looks a bit pricey.

Dont worry, this ones on me.

Im afraid this is the only job I can offer you at the moment. I thought you were going to accept the offer. Sorry I cant help you.

Well, beggars cant be choosers so Ill take it. Im having second thoughts now.

OK. Well thanks all the same.

Im so sorry, the water just went everywhere and ruined the lot. Did you know that her husband knits?

Dont worry about it, it cant be helped.

Well, it takes all sorts.

Euphemisms
Can you identify the euphemistic expressions in these sentences? What do they really mean? 1. 2. 3. 4. Excuse me, where is the nearest public convenience? At the end of the evening the president was tired and emotional. The police seized a quantity of adult films. The manager commented that certain members of staff were probably

responsible for the stock shrinkage. 5. 6. I f anything should happen to me, here is a copy of my passport. When the lawyer questioned him closely, the civil servant admitted that

he had been economical with the truth. 7. 8. He is no longer in the best of health. After being detained at her Majestys pleasure, he found it difficult to get

work. 9. Excuse me, I need to answer a call of nature.

10. My car has seen better days. 11. Tourists are advised to avoid the less salubrious parts of the city. 12. We look forward to prompt settlement of your account. 13. This product is not of the highest quality. 14. Being rather big-boned, I dont think it will suit her. 15. He does struggle, but then hes not the sharpest tool in the box, is he?

Who might say these sentences? 1. Im sorry but we have to let you go. 2. The kindest thing really is to put him to sleep. 3. A 46-year-old British man is helping us with our enquiries. 4. This house is ideal for the DIY enthusiast. 5. I have been resting since my last play.

Running

total

Bet

Statement
This is the smallest plane Im getting on All the effects are not positive The recent increase in hits on the site is amazing My place at university depends on my getting good grades

Right Wrong

He went on to drive towards the valley Everyone agrees with me that we each pay a small fee She wanted to know why to believe them A similar policy is had by other countries After the operation on her throat she found herself unable to sing

If you would open the door Id be grateful

GRAND TOTAL
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Statement
This is the smallest plane Im getting on
you make a promise / threat

Right Wrong

As you step on the plane you are afraid so Negative sentences with all (of) we increase in verb+prep+subject+ing (me or my ok) =something is done after something else is finished everyone with singular each with plural We should believe to+infinitive is not used to some verbs describing states (have become, seem etc) When subject and object refer to the same person or thing Polite request if +would ok

All the effects are not positive usually use not all The recent increase in hits on the site is amazing My place at university depends on my getting good grades He went on to drive towards the valley Everyone agrees with me that we each pay a small fee She wanted to know why to believe them
report why questions

A similar policy is had by other countries


are not usually made passive Other countries have similar policies

After the operation on her throat she found herself unable to sing
we use the reflexive pronoun as object rather than personal pronoun

If you would open the door Id be grateful

Welcome to my casino. You have 100 to bet. In my casino you have 10 notes only! Decide if the sentence is correct or not Place your bet. 10 if youre not very confident, 100 if you know for sure. Write your bet in the bet column. Discuss. I will tell you if the sentence is correct or not. If you were right you win the amount you bet, add it to the running total column. If you were wrong wave bye bye to the sum you bet. Subtract it from your running total. If you run out of money you can borrow from me (as long as you pay me back at the end!!) The winner has the most money at the end.

Rhyming Expressions

1. Sexual shenanigans! 2. In an unplanned, haphazard fashion. 3. Nonsense, especially meaningless speech and often associated with spurious religious ritual. 4. Stranded, without help or hope of recovery. 5. The heart of the matter; the basic essentials; the harsh realities. 6. Crammed so tightly together as to prevent movement. 7. The common masses. 8. Any prospect of future happiness which is unlikely ever to be realized. 9. A type of popular novel, set in middle England and populated by the middle classes. 10. A film with characterization and storylines that appeal especially to women. 11. Honest and straightforward, especially of business dealings. 12. A stuffy or foolishly old-fashioned person. 13. A feeling of pessimism and despondency, often with regard to business or political prospects. 14. Childish and weakly sentimental. 15. Excellent - the highest quality. 16. Pertaining to, or having an interest in, the arts - often pretentiously and
affectedly so.

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